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The Three Wars of Lt. Gen. George E. Stratemeyer: his Korean war diary


Published 1999
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Contents
Foreword v
Editor's Note vii
Photographs xii
Maps xv
Introduction 1
Part One: The Black Days
June 25 - September 14, 1950 33
Situation Summary 34
Diary Entries 36
Part Two: The Intoxicating Days
September 15 - November 25, 1950 189
Situation Summary 190
Diary Entries 194
Part Three: The Bitter Days
November 26 - May 20, 1951 303
Situation Summary 304
Diary Entries 308
List of Abbreviations 525
Bibliography 529
Index 534
Photographs
Lt.Gen. George E. Stratemeyer, formal portrait iii
2d Lt. Stratemeyer, October 1916 2
Stratemeyer with Middle Western Flying Circus 3
Lt. Col. Stratemeyer , August 1936 4
Stratemeyer in the CBI Theatre, 1945 6
Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Lt. Col. Anthony F. Story, and Maj. Gen. Doyle O. Hickey 15
Vice Admirals Arthur D. Stuble and C. Turner Joy with Secretary of the Navy Francis P. Matthews 18
Lt. Gen. Walton H. Walker, Commander, Eighth Army and Lt. Gen. Earle E. Partridge, Commander, Fifth Air Force 21
Maj. Gen. Edward M. Almond, MacArthur's deputy chief of staff 41
F-82s undergo engine maintenance 42
Evacuees from Korea arriving in Japan, June 27, 1950 47
Armorers load a 2.75-inch rocket on an F-80 52
Lt. Gen. Stratemeyer, officers of the inspection team from Hq USAF, and other FEAF officers 54
F-5 1 ready for ground attack mission 65
92d Bomb Group formation 67
Stratemeyer greets Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg, Air Force Chief of Staff 70
FEAF Bomber Command B-29s attack railroad bridges 86
Superfortresses bomb North Korean chemical plant 88
Stratemeyer greets Lt. Gen. Lauris Norstad,acting Vice Chief of Staff, USAF, 96
West "elastic" bridge at Seoul 103
SB-17 "Flying Fortress" takes off 124
Lt. Gen. Idwal H. Edwards and Lt. Gen. Stratemeyer 125
19th Bomb Group Superfortresses bomb the "elastic" bridge 126
Bridge shown destroyed after mission 127
C-47 in flight 138
Napalm bombing of North Korean rail yard 172
Mustangs at their base in Pusan 174
An F-80 leads a formation of B-26s 195
Invaders attack flak installations 196
A parabomb floats toward a bridge near Iri 196
Abandoned 11-10 recovered at Wonsan 201
Lt. Gen. Stratemeyer, Maj. Gen. Laurence C. Craigie, and Gen. Kenney 203
Brig. Gen. Edward A. Craig and Lt. Gen. Stratemeyer 211
49th FBG F-80s await takeoff while a C-l 19 lands 228
Stratemeyer presents UN flag to Brig. Gen. Delmar T. Spivey 238
Richard J. Holzworth of the Gideon Society presents a bible to Lt. Gen. Stratemeyer 240
Paratroopers descend from C-l 19s over Sunch'on 243
B-29s bomb during daylight 269
Stratemeyer addresses troops 275
Sherman tank and a C-54 at a Korean airfield 295
C-47s doing duty in below freezing temperatures 324
B-26s deliver bombs on a North Korean target 329
An F-84E takes off on a mission 337
U.S. airmen keep warm prior to P'yongyang evacuation 340
Maj. Gen. Partridge greets Gen. MacArthur at Yonp'o 345
Sabres on patrol over Korea 349
A Tarzon bomb being dropped during tests 358
A Thunderjet being towed 362
Sabres taking off 362
A C-6 on a muddy, rutted runway 376
C-l 19s wait to load troops 376
Stratemeyer receives the Republic of Korea Order of Military Merit 389
Maj. Gen. William H. Tunner, Brig. Gen. John P. Henebry, and General Vandenberg 394
Lt. Gen. Stratemeyer, Gen. MacArthur, and Lt. Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway 403
An F-51 taxis in severe winter conditions 421
An F-86 being uncovered by ground crew 421
Sabre's gun camera captures a MiG at close range 429
Lt. Gen. Stratemeyer and Maj. Gen. Partridge at Suwon 440
Bombs detonate an ammunition dump at Wonsan 462
A B-29 over Korea 471
B-26 low-level attack 487
Stratemeyer and his principal staff officers 514
Maps.
1. Korea 11
2. FEAF Areas of Responsibility
25 June 1950 19
3. Disposition of Tactical Units
2 July 1950 49
4. UN Attack Toward the Yalu
24 October - 24 November 1950 246
5. Disposition of FEAF Tactical Units
1 November 1950 251
6. Air Strikes Preparatory to UN Drive Toward the Yalu
8-24 November 1950 273
7. Front Lines
26 December 1950 - 1 July 1951 373
8. Disposition of Fifth Air Force Tactical Units
1 March 1951 436

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Publisher Washington, DC : Air Force History and Museums Program : For sale by the U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs.
Year 1999
Pages 588
Language English
Collection folkscanomy_military; folkscanomy; additional_collections

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